This month, we are bringing new updates* to one of our favourite tools: The Eureka Ask feature. We like this tool so much because if gives the audience the opportunity to take part in a presentation and to raise their questions, but in a way that keeps you in control. To make the experience for the attendees and you as the organiser even better, we now let app users know whenever there are new questions, so they don’t have to leave the Ask screen. Furthermore, all question- and like-updates are now happening in real time, so you won’t miss anything.
Q&A sessions are part of most scientific and medical conferences these days, and widely popular amongst attendees. And that for a good reason: They give them the rare opportunity to ask questions directly to an expert and interact with the presentation content.
Yet, blindly choosing one attendee out of a big crowd has its pitfalls. While you as the organizer and the presenter can spend weeks preparing for a presentation, the Q&A session is largely out of your control. Questions can be random and or regarding subjects that are not interesting for a majority of the audience. This is why an “Ask” feature in your event app can make a big difference. Here, attendees can submit questions from their seats via a mobile app and send them to the podium. A moderator will then see the submitted questions and can choose which ones are answered by the presenter. Not only will this put you back in control, it will also allow attendees that don’t like to speak in front of an audience to ask their questions.
We assisted many clients in the planning and execution of app-powered Q&A sessions – and have learned a lot from them. Our Head of Customer Success Management Clara shares 3 questions that you should ask yourself when using the Ask feature of your mobile app.
Having a well-established network is an important part of our lives and one of the main reasons why professionals attend conferences. For just a few days, experts from all around the world come together and create the unique opportunity to make connections that wouldn’t have been possible before. At Conference Compass, it is part of our vision to enable and build powerful connections, so we added some great new features* to our apps to make the networking around events and conferences even easier.
With large amounts of event data and extensive event programmes, the accurate import and organisation of these into your app is of great importance. Feedback from scientific and medical conferences tells us that this data process can prove to be challenging and is at times even a source of frustration. Therefore, we zoomed-in on this challenge and offer some solutions.
A mobile event app offers obvious advantages for both you as an organiser as well as for your attendees. Yet, it is not easy to convince all of them of the benefits. Generating downloads can pose a challenge, even with an audience of mobile-savvy participants. So what to do? We share our 5 best tips to help you to ace your Event App Adoption. Continue Reading ->
A successful promotion of your event app results in higher adoption rates, happier attendees and a better ROI. However, if you want to effectively market your app, you have to be organized. Start by introducing and pushing your app’s advantages during your pre-promotion and registration process, and keep the benefit-driven communication going during and even after your event. Not only will you achieve a high adoption rate, but you’ll create an active and engaged audience of attendees and potential members. To make the promotion process as easy and fool-proof as possible, we want to share the App Marketing Checklist of our Marketing Kit with you.
Have you ever thought about using your mobile event app as a membership product? Many associations struggle to communicate with their members throughout the year or to attract more professionals to membership rolls. Yet, the solution could be right in the palm of your (members) hands! Jelmer van Ast, founder and CEO of Conference Compass, gives you 3 easy strategies on how to employ your event app more strategically to attract new members and increase the value of your association’s membership altogether!
In 2017, people spent nearly 3 hours per day on their mobile phones. And 85% of the time spent on phones was spent in apps, not in the browser! It is therefore no longer enough to offer your members a mobile responsive website. Native apps are the future and a must-have for every association. Jelmer van Ast shares 5 mobile strategies to attract new members and increase the value of your association’s membership!
In December 2017, Apple conceded huge ground back to the event & app industry and rephrased their disputed App Store guidelines. The new guidelines confirmed that stand-alone event apps are alive and well. A relief for event organisers, since branded events apps offer significant branding and custom functionality-related benefits. Our founder and CEO Jelmer van Ast shares the key benefits of branded event apps with you.
With the adaptation of ethical guidelines, the times of bold advertising on knowledge events are over. Still, sponsors are eager to share their expertise and looking for alternative ways to grab the attention of attendees. But how can you enable your sponsors to communicate their value while honouring the new regulations? Our Sales Manager Sjoerd offers a closer look at the possibilities and presents solutions for you and your sponsors.
The update of the ethical regulations resulted in a strict separation of the scientific and sponsored programme. Event sponsors moved away from plain advertising, goodie bags and big banners and towards knowledge sharing. This posed a challenge for many event organisers in providing sponsors with the attention they deserve.